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Greenland considers creation of maritime authority

Politicians in Greenland will this week assess whether the entire maritime political area can be brought back to Greenland instead of falling under the Danish Maritime Authority. The idea falls in line with Royal Arctic Line's plans to flag more of the carrier's vessels locally.

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The autonomous government of Greenland has commissioned a report that looks into the possibilities of bringing the maritime political area back to Greenland, and on Thursday this week the report's key points will be reviewed politically by the government, ShippingWatch has learned from several sources familiar with the report.

The report, which has been produced by consulting firm Blue Consulting and was completed in late 2016, looks into whether Greenland going forward should have its own maritime authority, as well as the consequences related to bringing back areas such as "safety at sea" and "registering vessels and matters of maritime law" in Greenland's autonomous legislation.

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